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What day is the Mega Millions lottery drawing?

The Mega Millions lottery is one of the biggest draws in the world and has awarded billion-dollar prizes in the past. Here's what you need to know to play.

New York Replaces Gifted Test for Elementary School With Lottery

Under the change, prompted by the interruption of the pandemic and concerns about racial disparities, teacher-recommended preschoolers will be enrolled in the lottery in May.

70 percent of NY voters support casino expansion amid COVID, poll shows

New Yorkers grappling with the coronavirus pandemic are warming up to expanding casino gambling as an economic dig-out alternative to tax hikes and spending cuts. Seventy percent of the

$96 million Mega Millions winning ticket sold in New York

A ticket sold in the Empire State matched all six balls in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing to win $96 million.

Knicks’ fans break out MVP chants for Julius Randle on return to MSG

New York Knicks fans are so enamored with Julius Randle's breakout season this year that fans broke out an MVP chant in Madison Square Garden. It's been a

Mega Millions: $96 million jackpot ticket sold in New York; next jackpot drawing estimated at $20 million

After multiple drawings with no winning, one ticket buyer from New York won the jackpot Tuesday night. The jackpot was estimated to be $96 million with a $68.5 million cash option. The winning numbers were 01-36-44-54-66,

NY Lottery Seeks Firm to Handle $20M Digital Budget

The New York State Gaming Commission is looking for a firm to handle its $20M annual digital marketing campaign to promote the New York Lottery brand and the sale of tickets.

Education Department to Use Evaluations and Lottery for Gifted and Talented Admissions This Year

NEW YORK - The city will use evaluations conducted by pre-K providers to determine if rising kindergartners are eligible to apply for the gifted and talented program, and then will award seats to those eligible students via a lottery.

N.Y.C. schools will replace the gifted and talented admissions exam with a lottery this year.

New York City’s process for admitting young children into its gifted and talented programs will change this year, because of disruptions caused by the pandemic and growing opposition to the high-stakes exam the city has used to evaluate 4-year-olds.

Tops Markets, Wegmans still awaiting new shipment of COVID-19 vaccine from New York State

Stapleton echoes the determination many have in getting the vaccine saying: "The person who just walked by she said it’s like winning the lottery that’s the fact ... more vaccine becomes available to us." New York State Department of Health ...

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